Welcome to Manti-La Sal 


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The Manti-La Sal National Forest stretches from central Utah to southeastern Utah and into Colorado. The 1,413,111-acre forest is managed for multiple uses such as range, timber, minerals, water, wildlife, and recreation. Manti-La Sal is made up of three primary land areas: the Manti Division, the La Sal Division at Moab, and the La Sal Division at Monticello. Today the forest offers people a retreat from the hurry of modern life. Those who seek solitude and quiet can find it here. Intrepid adventurers will discover mountains to scale, trails to explore, waters to fish, and woods where they can hunt. Scenic byways and backways summon motorists looking for stunning vistas, and abundant camping areas are perfect for creating family traditions. Please check our Alerts and Notifications and Incident Information before recreating in the Forest. Forests implement closures and important notifications at various times for your safety. 

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Fuelwood permits:



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**Due to current U.S. Department of Agriculture COVID-19 restrictions, Manti-La Sal National Forest offices remain closed to the public. To request a forest product permit for the Manti-La Sal National Forest, please call the District you are planning to collect from and leave a voicemail with a name and good call back phone number. Please see processing timeline and plan requests accordingly.**

 Employees will process requests and take payments for permits over the phone Mondays thru Wednesdays only, during regular business hours from 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4:30 pm. To maintain COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, all permits will be mailed. Upon requesting a permit, please allow the Forest 7-10 business days to mail the permit.

Firewood permits will be sold starting in early summer of 2022.  Firewood permits authorize a four-cord minimum purchase, and a ten-cord maximum purchase per household. A cord is defined as tightly piled wood in a stack four feet high by four feet wide by eight feet long. 

Additional fuelwood permit information available here >>>

District Office Contact Information >>>



Forest Plan Revision Information:

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To assist in achieving a well-managed, multiple-use forest, the Manti-La Sal is updating its Land and Resource Management Plan, or forest plan, to provide a vision of the Manti-La Sal's future. The future envisioned in the 1986 forest plan–the current forest plan–has become the present we all experience today. Some of its guidance is still relevant, but much has changed and needs updating to remain relevant and applicable today. The revised forest plan seeks to balance social, economic, and environmental concerns by providing a vision for future management decisions about the forest. We need your help; together we can guide the next 20 years for the Manti-La Sal.

Learn more about the proposed changes and how to get involved >>>


Manti Happenings-Manti-La Sal's monthly newsletter:

In this month's newsletter, you'll read updates from our Forest Service employees, giving you a glimpse into their daily work and ongoing projects. You'll also find informational graphics, videos and links, showcasing the many layers of the Manti-La Sal National Forest, and further down, you'll find great ways to connect with us! 

Past editions of Manti Happenings available here.





COVID-19 Information:

Due to current U.S. Department of Agriculture COVID-19 restrictions, Manti-La Sal National Forest offices remain closed to the public. 

The Manti-La Sal National Forest encourages the public to recreate responsibly. Law enforcement and/or search and rescue operations may be limited due to COVID-19 issues. We also encourage you to follow all public health guidelines regarding social distancing while you recreate on the Manti-La Sal National Forest.

For more information about how the Forest Service is responding to COVID-19, visit  Forest Service Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates​.
For Utah's COVID-19 guidelines, please visit here.
For Colorado's COVID-19 guidelines, please visit here.


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Women in Fire

Woman fire fighter in forest.Women firefighters make up just 10 percent of all firefighters. In this video women firefighters tell their stories of becoming firefighters and the work they do.

Volunteers in Dark Canyon Wilderness

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Volunteers from throughout the United States help maintain a scenic hiking trail that winds through Dark Canyon Wilderness -- Horse Pasture Trail. They backpacked about five miles into the wilderness, set up camp for the week, and then hiked to the work project each day.

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Every Kid Outdoors

Every Kid Outdoors

Every Kid Outdoors allows United States 4th graders to get a free pass that will cover entrance fees at federal recreation lands such as US Forest Service sites.

Candland Mountain Trailhead

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The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has donated a trailhead and parking lot in Huntington Canyon to the Forest. The trailhead gives users access to the Candland Mountain Trail and other trails.


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